Practical tips

Every year it’s the same old story: just as you’re setting off, you suddenly think – what have I forgotten? Consult the ViaMichelin checklist and relegate such niggling thoughts to a bad memory.

Travel routes

Between Nice and Menton the mountains plunge sharply down to the sea. Running along these heights are three famous routes: the Grande Corniche, the Moyenne Corniche and the Basse Corniche. The first affords the most stunning views, climbing to 1,476ft/450m. The second offers beautiful vistas along the shore; while the third provides access to the coastal resorts.